24-Hour Domestic Abuse Hotline: 208.343.7025


Taking Flight: June 2021

24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 208.343.7025 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline: 208.345.7273 (RAPE)

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Taking Flight – June 2021

June Newsletter:
Healthy Relationships Are Equal


The BeaLine (YouTube video)

Bea Black, CEO

Hard to believe but we are already in June. We are barreling towards the end of the year and what a year we have gone through. In June we want to focus on healthy relationships. We also want to acknowledge that when we talk about this we must include the LGBTQIA+ community and men. What I am brought back to is, “how do we define a healthy relationship?” We think about mutual respect, equality and equity. If you or someone you know has experienced domestic, dating or sexual violence, please call our 24-hour hotline: 208.343.7025.


In February we switched to one email a month for the WCA.
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Healthy Relationship Recipe

Dr. Beronica Salazar, PhD, LCPC, ACS

At the core, we are all social beings. Because of this reality, we often work relentlessly at finding and securing connections with others around us. Mastering the art of forming and maintaining relationships is necessary for all of us.

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Board Spotlight: Dave Self

This month we would like to introduce you to our Board President, Dave Self! We are grateful for your service and dedication to the WCA and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.

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The Prevention Perspective

Tracy Darling- DeMarcus, Prevention Program Manager

Violence prevention is based in the belief that violence against all people can be prevented by understanding and taking action to challenge the belief that the use of violence is acceptable.

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Philanthropy Files

Laura Honn, Philanthropy Manager

As summer starts and there are more in-person opportunities available, I have been thinking about how this will impact the work that we do at The WCA. Last year was challenging for many.

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Joyce Stein Memorial Award

The Joyce Stein Memorial Award is given in memory of Boisean Joyce Ann Stein, a long-time friend and supporter of the WCA (YWCA). Each year a Treasure Valley resident that has made a positive impact on the growth and advancement of women is honored.  Nominations are welcomed from individuals, businesses and organizations. The nominee does not need to be distinguished by title or office, but rather by his or her efforts on behalf of women.

Nominations for the 2021 Joyce Stein Memorial Award will be accepted from April 30 – July 1, 2021.

Click here to nominate your Joyce Stein Nominee

Supporting Our Clients

Our community is constantly giving back and supporting our clients on their journey to safety, healing and freedom. Especially during these times, our work is only possible through the support of our community.

We would like to highlight just a few special cases that have happened recently.

Click here to read about the amazing support we have received!

There are simply too many companies, families and individuals to list. Check out our Facebook page for more fun photos and stories!

Boise Sunrise Rotary Grant

The WCA received a $1,500 grant from the Rotary Club of Boise – Sunrise. This fantastic local club has provided funding to support crucial programming and safe shelter since 2017—both financially and through volunteer service.

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Corporate Pillar Spotlight: J. R. Simplot Company

We are so honored to have the J.R. Simplot Company as a longtime WCA corporate sponsor. Its work in the community has been unparalleled and meaningful to the WCA and many others in the nonprofit world.

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Our thanks to these other Corporate Pillars


Shareable Content

Why is She Speaking Out Now?

Abuse in LGBTQIA+ Communities

Men Can Be Victims of Abuse Too

Poster Print-outs Available 

Another way we reach vulnerable people is through posters that can be displayed in public bathrooms. We recently heard from Albertson’s corporate offices that they have these posters displayed in their women’s and men’s restrooms to reach people who may need our services.

Click here for a link to print posters if you know of somewhere that could benefit!

Listen to The Prevention Perspective Podcast and The What Compassion Accomplishes Podcast!

Upcoming Events

Live at Lunch!

When: Every Monday at Noon

Where: WCA Facebook (Live)

Virtual Never Your Fault Presentations
June 16: 12-1 p.m.
June 16: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Virtual Break The Cycle Presentations
June 23: 12-1 p.m.
June 23: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Virtual Talk To Your Teen Presentations
July 1: 12-1 p.m.

Virtual “If These Walls Could Talk” Tour

June 14: 5-5:40 p.m.
June 24: 11:30 a.m.- 12:10 p.m.
July 12: 5-5:40 p.m.
July 22: 11:30 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Click here to sign up for “If These Walls Could Talk” Virtual Tour

SueB 5K 10K Walk/Run
October 3-9
Register Here

Wish List

Donations are being accepted both via our Amazon Wish List and at our 720 W Washington location at our 8th Street entrance (please ring the doorbell at top of ramp) at the following times:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from Noon – 4 pm

Please click here to view our Wish List. 

Please contact volunteer@wcaboise.org or call 208.343.3688 ext. 241 to schedule any large drop offs.






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Dec 11


WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Dec 14


Concert for Cause

Mark you calendars for 2023 Concert for Cause – December 14th Thursday, December 14th 94.9 The River is excited to present headlining artist Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness with Michigander and Arlie for their 2023 Concert for Cause benefitting the WCA! Join us at The Knitting Factory Concert House in Bodo for an evening of […]

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Dec 28


WCA Mission Tour

Join us for a 35 minute virtual tour to learn about our mission of safety, healing and freedom through the stories of clients and the impact of our services. The WCA Mission Tour aims to inspire and educate about the complexities and realities of domestic abuse and sexual assault, both here in the Treasure Valley […]

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Apr 03


2024 TWIN Awards

The WCA will honor the women who have been chosen as this year’s TWIN Cohort at its 31st Annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Luncheon at Noon on Wednesday, April 3rd, at the Boise Centre. “These are women who have made outstanding contributions to the Treasure Valley business community,” WCA Executive Director Bea Black said. “It […]

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